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The Secret by Katharine Johnson

Katharine Johnson is one of my favourite authors. I read her book The Silence earlier this year so when I heard she had a new book out, The Secret, I was keen to read it. I did read it – in one sitting! This is such a thrilling book. The Secret is set in the …

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Inferno by Dan Brown by guest author James Neenan

This review was first published on 2 August 2015, at http://bookguyreview.com/2015/08/02/dan-browns-inferno/. Most would probably consider me a lit. snob. One of those who turns his nose up at mainstream fiction, and to some extent that’s true. I prefer the more linguistically difficult and denser tomes. I just think reading the tougher stuff benefits us in …

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The Dubliners by James Joyce

James Augustine Aloysious Joyce was born in Dublin, Ireland, on 2 February 1882 and died 13 January 1941.  He was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers of the early 20th century.   Joyce is probably best known for his novel, Ulysses which was published in 1922.  It was a …

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Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant

Sarah Dunant is the author of international bestsellers.  She has homes in London, England and Florence, Italy.  She researches carefully but I did not enjoy this book. It was a recent read in my book group. I would not have chosen the book myself. The story is set in 1570 in the Italian city of …

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